What follows is a list of Bible verses that show Israel cannot be prevented from occupying the Promised Land, forever, and in peace. All quotes are from MKJV.

God’s promises to Israel

To Abraham

The story of the Jews began with the call of Abram (Abraham), recorded in Genesis 12:1-9, of which the first three verses read: 1 And Jehovah said to Abram, Go out of your country, and from your kindred, and from your father's house into a land that I will show you. 2 And I will make you a great nation. And I will bless you and make your name great. And you shall be a blessing. 3 And I will bless those that bless you and curse the one who curses you. And in you shall all families of the earth be blessed. Verses 2 and 3 gave unconditional promises to Abram, unconditional because God did not impose any conditions, but simply made “I will” statements. It is clear from the outset that God had a great plan for His chosen people, Abraham’s descendents. Later, after Abram travelled on to Canaan, God appeared to him and again gave a promise concerning the land: 7 And Jehovah appeared to Abram and said, I will give this land to your seed. And he built an altar there to Jehovah who appeared to him. Then in chapter 13, when Abram and Lot separated with Lot choosing to go and live in the plain of Jordan, in verses 14 and 15 we read: 14 And after Lot was separated from him, Jehovah said to Abram, Lift up your eyes now and look from the place where you are northward and southward, and eastward and westward. 15 For all the land which you see I will give to you, and to your seed forever . Here, God repeats that he will give Abram the land, but this time adds that it will be forever. It is after the episode with Melchizedek [Gen 14:17-24] that Abram had a vision in which he expressed his concern to God that he had no heir to inherit the land. This we read in chapter 15 in which God entered an unconditional covenant with Abram. Obviously unconditional because no condition was given, and Abraham took no part in the covenant ritual. The key verse is 18: In the same day Jehovah made a covenant with Abram, saying, I have given this land to your seed, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates, Now we have the west and east extremities of this land defined. In chapter 17 we read that God renamed Abram Abraham (and Sarai Sarah) and confirms His covenant with Abraham with the sign of circumcision, again stating its permanence: 7 And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant , to be a God to you and to your seed after you. 8 And I will give the land to you in which you are a stranger, and to your seed after you, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession . And I will be their God. Then, in verse 19, a son to Abraham and Sarah is promised: And God said, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son indeed. And you shall call his name Isaac. And I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant , and with his seed after him. This could not be plainer. Abraham’s seed, his descendants through the line of Isaac, are to have an inheritance of all of Canaan, for ever.

To Isaac

Much later, this covenant is repeated to Isaac personally in Chapter 26: 2 And Jehovah appeared to him and said, Do not go down into Egypt. Live in the land which I shall tell you of. 3 Reside in this land, and I will be with you and bless you. For to you and to your seed I will give all these lands; and I will establish the oath which I swore to Abraham your father. 4a And I will make your seed to multiply as the stars of the heavens, and will give to your seed all these lands.

To Jacob

In Gen 28:3-4, Isaac blesses his son Jacob before sending him to his uncle Laban to find a wife: 3 And may God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, so that you may be a multitude of peoples. 4 And may He give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your seed with you, so that you may inherit the land in which you are a stranger, which God gave to Abraham. Then in Gen 28:13-15, during Jacob’s dream of a ladder between heaven and earth, God said to Jacob: 13 [And behold! Jehovah stood above it, and said,] I am Jehovah, the God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac! The land on which you lie I will give to you and to your seed. 14 And your seed shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south. …... 15 And, behold, I am with you, and will keep you in every place where you go, and will bring you again into this land. For I will not leave you until I have done that which I have spoken of to you. And in Gen 35:10-12 when God changes Jacob’s name to Israel: 10 And God said to him, Your name is Jacob. Your name shall not be called Jacob any more, but Israel shall be your name. And He called his name Israel. 11 And God said to him, I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply. A nation and a company of nations shall be from you, and kings shall come out of your loins. 12 And the land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, I will give to you, and to your seed after you I will give the land. In Gen 48:4, when Jacob is talking to Joseph before blessing his sons Ephraim and Manasseh, he says: And He said to me, Behold, I will make you fruitful and multiply you. And I will make of you a multitude of people, and will give this land to your seed after you for an everlasting possession . It would now seem absolutely clear, and irrefutable, that Abraham’s seed, his descendants through Isaac and Jacob, can expect to inherit the land, previously known as Canaan, at some time in the future when it will become theirs, for ever. If this, for some reason, is not to be the case, then one would have to ask why an omniscient God would deliberately deceive His chosen people. Nevertheless, it is reasonable to address the question of whether, as God’s people, they could still rely on these promises. The following says they can. After being rescued from enslavement in Egypt, the Israelites made their precarious and lengthy trip to the Promised Land. Their repeated inability to keep to God’s ordinances led Moses to say to them: Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, do you go to possess their land. But for the wickedness of these nations Jehovah your God drives them out from before you, so that He may perform the Word which Jehovah swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. [Deu 9:5] Through the prophet Ezekiel, God expressed His concern for His holy name because of Israel’s behaviour. This concern was expressed in Chapter 36, verses 16-21: 16 And the Word of Jehovah came to me, saying. 17 Son of man, when the house of Israel lived in their own land, they defiled it by their own way and by their doings, even as the defilement of woman's impurity, their way was before Me. 18 So I poured My fury on them, because of the blood that they had shed on the land, and for their idols by which they defiled it. 19 And I scattered them among the nations, and they were scattered through the lands. I judged them according to their way and according to their doings. 20 And when they entered the nations where they went, they even profaned My holy name by saying to them, These are the people of the Jehovah, and they are gone out of His land. 21 But I had pity for My holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations where they went. Then in verses 24 to 29 Ezekiel prophecies the re-gathering of Israel with a new heart to be given to them. But notice first what Ezekiel is to say to the Israelites: 22 Therefore say to the house of Israel, So says the Lord Jehovah: I do not do this for your sake, O house of Israel, but for My holy name's sake, which you have profaned among the nations where you went. 23 And I will sanctify My great name, which was profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst. And the nations shall know that I am Jehovah, says the Lord Jehovah, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. Putting it simply: Israel might not deserve God’s grace, but His promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob cannot be broken. The promise of “a land of their own in which to live in peace and forever” hasn’t happened yet, Whatever your opinion of the situation involving Israel and Palestine, nothing will stop God from keeping His promises.

Israel Can’t Lose